Welcome to the Balboa Angling Club

We are a family of fishing men, women and children who all love the outdoors, the strike of a fish and the satisfaction of the Catch or Release.
All BAC members enjoy fellowship, fishing programs, seminars, recognition, trophies, awards, newsletters, an IGFA certified weigh station, an exclusive fishing hot-line to give you the latest fishing reports, access to world wide tournaments and a great clubhouse to enjoy beautiful Newport Bay during our gatherings.

We Sponsor the prestigious “Master Angler Billfish Tournament”, the "Junior Angler’s Tournament" and participate in most other tournaments in Southern California. We have “Pot Luck” parties on the BAC clubhouse deck several times a year and celebrate an annual trophy awards event.
We encourage conservation and are closely affiliated with many conservation groups including International Game Fish Association, Billfish Foundation, and the Pacific Fisheries Enhancement Foundation in conjunction with Hubbs/Seaworld Research Institute, where we operate and manage the White Seabass grow out pens here in Newport Beach.
We invite you to join us at the Balboa Angling Club and believe that once you're a member, you'll be hooked for life!
Visit our clubhouse at:
200 “A” Street, Balboa, CA 92661
Call us at (949) 673-6316
Click here to join us today!








54 Marlin Tagged/Released So Far in 2015!

08/19/2015 13:05

In only two days we went from 38 to 54 Marlin tagged/released by BAC members!  Get your entry forms in for the 34th Annual Master Angler Billfish Tournament now!  The Billfish are here...but where are you?  Sign up now!

34th Annual Master Angler Billfish Tournament - September 11 & 12, 2015

07/24/2015 14:12

Welcome all fishing clubs!

You are invited to participate in the oldest and most prestigious marlin tournament on the west coast.

Entry includes: 

  •     Kickoff party
  •     angler gifts
  •     a fabulous awards banquet with raffle prizes, and much more...
IGMR Tag Sponsors Briefing
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Newport Tee Room - 4:30 pm
Kick-Off Dinner & Captains Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Newport Tee Room - 5:30 pm
Awards Banquet
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Harborside at the Pavilion - 5:00 pm


Cost - $175 per Angler

The Use of Circle Hooks is supported and encouraged by The Balboa Angling Club, but not required.


34th MABT Invitation.pdf (1124960)

MABT Entry Form 2015.pdf (165435)

IGMR What is the IGMR 2015.pdf (7685971)

2015 MABT IGMR Entry Form.pdf (182508)


To help sponsor a tag for the MABT Great Marlin Race, click on this link: www.crowdrise.com/2015MABTIGMR

15th Annual Helen Smith Offshore Tournament

07/02/2015 15:44


Andrew Gabriel - High Angler

Andrew Gabriel - Largest Tuna

Phillip Di Rocco - Largest Dorado

Steve Ervin - Largest Yellowtail

2015 Junior Tournament

05/23/2015 15:17

The Junior Tournament runs June 13th through September 13th with the Awards Party scheduled for October 4th at the BAC Clubhouse.  Fish a day, or fish the entire summer.  For kids ages 5 through 15.  A bargain at only $10 for the entire summer.  Click here to download the entry form.  Any questions, please call the BAC at 949.673.6316 or email balboaanglingclub@sbcglobal.net



Join the BAC Today!

06/07/2014 00:00

We invite you to join the Balboa Angling Club and believe that once you're a member, you'll be hooked for life!  Click here for a Membership Application.